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Rhine Cycle Path | Winery tour

Rhine & Wine Roundtrip

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Tour profile/ Level 2:

On this altogether hilly tour you cycle on the one hand on the Rhine cycle path and the Nahe cycle path, otherwise often in the middle of the vineyards partly on separate cycle paths, partly also on the typical small asphalt roads and farm roads, which are only for the vehicles of the winegrowers (and cyclists). In the vineyards are two short bumpy sliding distances as well as individual non-asphalted passages.

Day 1: Rüdesheim

Individual arrival. Arrive early, because Rüdesheim has much to offer. Take a varied ride on the chairlift to Niederwalddenkmal with stunning views of the vineyards of the Rheingau, stroll through the famous Drosselgasse and visit the wine shop "RheinWeinWelt" which is unique in Germany. Here you can taste the wines of more than 70 winegrowers in a historic building in a listed building. So you are perfectly tuned to your bike and wine journey.

Day 2: Rüdesheim – near Bad Kreuznach, approx. 51 km

A ferry across the Rhine and you are in Bingen and at the mouth of the Nahe in the Rhine. On the flat Nahe cycle path you cycle to Bad Kreuznach. Marvel at the sprawling spa park with its graduation towers, healing springs and water wheels, which together make up Europe’s largest outdoor inhalatory. Bad Münster is quickly reached on Stein-Ebernburg, romantically embedded between spectacular rock formations. On the Nahe Cycle Path in Rotenfels, discover the largest wall between the Alps and Scandinavia. Now that the vineyards are close to the bike path, you should take a tasting break at Schlossböckelheim near the winegrower before cycling back to Bad Kreuznach on small roads. 

Day 3: Bad Kreuznach – Flonheim, approx. 47 - 55 km

You cycle comfortably through the beautiful spa park of Bad Kreuznach, before you turn into the Alsenztal. Here, in the morning, a nice bike path awaits you, but also some heights that you have to climb to change over to the Appelbachtal. But you will be rewarded. A beautiful bike path then leads through the narrow valley into the wine region Rheinhessen. The wide vineyards are now in the field of vision. Via Neu-Bamberg with its medieval atmosphere and Wöllstein you cycle through typical wine villages and through the vineyards to Flonheim. Look forward to this small wine village and an overnight stay directly with the winegrower. In the evening you will get to know the wines of Rheinhessen at an interesting wine tasting.

Day 4: Flonheim – Nierstein, approx. 47 km

 In the morning we head up to the surrounding vineyards with a fantastic panoramic view. Enjoy cycling to Alzey, where a tour of the old town lures. Admire the historic city wall, the castle and the old town hall at the fish market, before you continue your bike ride through the hilly wine-growing region of Rheinhessen. Small wine villages like Gau-Odernheim, Hillesheim and Wintersheim are idyllically located along the way. In the afternoon you cycle over the beautiful Rheinterrassen cycle path to Oppenheim to the German wine museum. Multifaceted and entertaining, 2000 years of winegrowing culture come alive here in Germany! Afterwards it is not far to Nierstein. With almost 1,000 hectares of vineyards, Nierstein is the largest wine-growing municipality on the Rhine and today your home. In the evening you can look forward to a wine tasting directly with the winegrower.

Day 5: Nierstein – Eltville, approx. 42 km

The wine on the left side and the Rhine on the right side you cycle the first flat kilometers to the old town of Mainz. Marvel at the Romanesque Cathedral, the Electoral Palace and the Gutenberg Museum, all outstanding sights of this lively city. And: Mainz is considered the wine capital due to the numerous wine bars and modern wine shops. After a rewarding break, you will enjoy cycling along the Rhine Cycle Route towards the Rheingau. Winding paths through the vines lead you in the afternoon to the wine, sparkling wine and rose town of Eltville. Here you cycle romantically over the Rhine promenade to the castle Reinhartshausen, where the vinotheque attracts well deserved "Schoppen".

Day 6: Eltville – Rüdesheim, approx. 28 - 40 km

Today is the culmination of your cycling trip. Through the famous vineyards of the Rheingau you cycle from one highlight to the next. Look forward to Kiedrich with its historic center and the venerable St. Valentinuskirche. It houses the oldest still playable organ in Germany (around 1500) and a hand-carved 16th century stalls. The little church proudly bears the nickname "Schatzkästlein der Gotik". Take a break in the former Cistercian abbey Kloster Eberbach, which with its historic wine presses and the Abbey Museum alone is worth a wine trip. Through the vineyards you cycle to the Riesling-Weingut Schloss Vollrads, one of the oldest wineries in Germany. Visit the wine shop in the coach house, which offers its own wines to try. Back in the saddle, the next highlight is quickly reached. Enjoy Schloss Schloss Johannisberg’s sun terrace, wonderful wines and a fantastic view of the vineyards. For those who still have enough energy after 28 km, we recommend a special extra bike tour from Rüdesheim. On panoramic trails you cycle with magnificent views through the vineyards to Assmannshausen and from there back to Rüdesheim on the newly opened in 2019 bike path directly along the banks of the Rhine.

Day 7: Roundtrip Upper Middle Rhine Valley, approx. 32 km + boat ride

A trip through the wine growing region of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley attracts with new experiences. Enjoy in the morning a romantic cruise on the Rhine from Rüdesheim to Loreley. Marvel at the sundeck from this unique cultural landscape (UNESCO World Heritage). From St. Goar you then cycle on the well-developed Rhine Cycle Route at the foot of the steep vineyards through the heart of the wine-growing region of the Middle Rhine. Literally in every village there is an alley with ostrich farms, wine bars or caterers. In Oberwesel marvel at the almost completely preserved city wall and stroll in Bacharach through historic streets with colorful half-timbered houses. On the Rhine Cycle Route, you will cycle back to Rüdesheim, surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the steep slopes, where a small wine tasting awaits you at the end of your bike tour.

Day 8: Rüdesheim

Individual departure or extension.

Services

  • 7 nights with private facilities (3x Winery, Wine hotel)

  • Daily breakfast

  • Luggage transport

  • 3x wine tasting in Flonheim, Nierstein and Rüdesheim

  • Boat ride Rüdesheim – St. Goar

  • Maps- and information material/room (Roadbook only available in German)

  • For the environment’s benefit: If you choose the digital version of our route book, you will get a discount of € 20,- per room as a thank you!

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   07.04. - 20.04.24
    S2   21.04. - 04.05.24
    S4   05.05. - 08.06.24
    S3   09.06. - 17.08.24
    S4   18.08. - 14.09.24
    S3   15.09. - 28.09.24
    S2   29.09. - 05.10.24
    S1   06.10. - 13.10.24

    Extras

    Discount additional bed in double room with min. 2 full paying adults
    0-5,99 years -100%
    6-11,99 years -50%
    12-17,99 years -25%
       
    Bicycle & equipment
    7-speed-bike (back pedal brake)/ 27-speed bike 99
    E-bike 259
       
    Additional nights
    Rüdesheim (dbl/sgl) 79/129

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    3x vineyard or wine hotel, 4x middle class hotel


    Rüdesheim: Hotel Zum Grünen Kranz 
    Bad Kreuznach: Parkhotel Kurhaus
    Flonheim: Strubel-Roos Weingut and Landhotel im Klostereck
    Nierstein: Weingut Julianenhof
    Eltville: Julias Gutshotel


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Rental bikes

    Our 7- or 27-speed-bikes

    The robust modern aluminium frame with moulded lower tube guarantees quiet running even in case of high "payload". Same applies to the steel forks. All frames are coated with a long-living and non-polluting powder lacquer showing the typical Velociped green. There are, of course, different types of frame available depending on the size of ladies and gentlemen, as the bike must fit the "rider".

    And: all ladies’ bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. 

     All 7-speed tourers have wide and comfortable gel saddles with a cushioning that offers maximum comfort even in an upright position. The seat post has a quick release skewers in order to adjust the saddle size without tools.


    E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    We use high-quality, sturdy and technically mature FLYER e-bikes produced by the Swiss manufacturers Biketec. The drive of e-bikes can be switched on and off, respectively at the touch of a button – at any time. Thus, you can make use of the motor for ascents or headwind only, or as permanent support enabling you to cover even larger and harder day trips without physical exertion. You’ll always reach your destination rested and relaxed. The Shimano 8-speed hub is equally graded, and the grip shifter ensures easy and smooth handling, also under load. You can therefore always select the optimal speed while at the same time using a smooth motor support.

    Power is supplied to the motor by a 36 volt/12 ampere battery according to latest lithium-ion-polymer technology standards. The battery provides support for driving distances of up to approx. 100 km per charge. Recharging takes about 5 hours for completely discharged batteries. It is not necessary to wait until the battery is discharged, recharging is possible at any time.

    Attention: Please reserve E-bikes early as they are always depending on availability.


    Equipment

    Our bikes are equipped with a map holder at the handlebar, a waterproof pannier on the side of the bicylcle rack and a repair kit with a backup inner tube and an emergency kit.


    Bringing own bikes

    Sure you are invited to bring you own bike which is already fitted best for your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival. Please note that we are not liable in case of damage, lost and theft. In case it breaks down, we will of course see to help you. 

     

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Frankfurt/Main (FRA)
    From Frankfurt airport you can go to Mainz-Kastel or Wiesbaden by urban train. From there you can take a train to Rüdesheim (approx. 1:20 h).


    Arrival by car

    Public parking places near first hotel (no reservation possible, payable locally)


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Rüdesheim
    Your first hotel will be located close to the train station.


    Additional information

    Travel documents: Please note that the route book is just available in German.

    City or visitor’s tax, if payable, is not included in the travel price as well as the ferry from Ruedesheim to Bingen (2x).

    Helmet: we recommend to bring your own helmet. Wearing helmets is not mandatory. There is no possibility to rent helmets.

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    5,3 of 6 Stars | 2
    4 19.06.2024 | Des F. Rhine Cycle Path | Winery tour

    An enjoyable week.

    The tour was completely successful and very enjoyable. We will repeat or very similar with you. Hotel staff very good and helpful. A few points which in our opinion could improve further. As you rely on the hotels to present at the start it felt a little ...
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    • Accomodation 6
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    • Luggage transport 5
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